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    Draper Brook Enclosing – Middletown NY

    Date added: August 7, 2023; Modified: August 7, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook an extensive project in Middletown, New York to enclose sections of Draper Brook with concrete culverts.

    Horton Avenue Improvements – Middletown NY

    Date added: August 7, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a project in Middletown, New York, “grading and surfacing and resetting of curbs on Horton avenue.”

    Monhegan Brook culvert WPA project, Middletown, NY

    Monhegan Brook Covering – Middletown NY

    Date added: August 7, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook an extensive project in Middletown, New York to cover sections of Monhegan Brook with “attractive concrete culverts.”

    Municipal Roadwork – Stony Brook NY

    Date added: April 16, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    According to Medford, New York’s Mid-Island Mail, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in Stony Brook, New York, consisted of the construction of “9,000 lineal feet of sidewalk, 300 lineal feet of curb and gutter, 650 lineal feet of retaining… read more

    Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Improvements – Port Jefferson NY

    Date added: January 18, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    What is now-Earl L. Vandermeulen High School was improved by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) between 1935 and 1936. According to the Suffolk County News, these improvements included “concrete walks, pavement, and drains on grounds of Port Jefferson High School… read more

    Storm Sewers – Islip NY

    Date added: March 6, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    A Feb. 1937 news story references a soon-to-be-undertaken WPA project involving the construction of storm sewers “on Maple street and Brook avenue” in Islip, N.Y.

    Road Improvements – Islip NY

    Date added: March 6, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    A 1935 story in Sayville’s Suffolk County News references a “curb and gutter project near the Islip Town Hall” being undertaken by WPA laborers.

    Municipal Storm Sewers – Bay Shore NY

    Date added: March 6, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    Sayville’s Suffolk County News reported in late 1935 that the WPA allotted $24,747.79 to the construction of storm sewers in Bay Shore, NY. The sewers were built on: Benjamin St.; North Park Ave.; Garfield Ave.; Center Ave.; John St.; West… read more

    Union Blvd. Extension – Bay Shore NY

    Date added: March 4, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    Sayville’s Suffolk County News reported in September 1934: “The extension of Union street from Fifth avenue, Bay Shore, to John street, Babylon, will be opened to traffic by October 1st… The extension is 3.14 miles in length and it is… read more

    Wyandanch School – Wyandanch NY

    Date added: May 29, 2018; Modified: August 7, 2023

    Wyandanch School was constructed as a New Deal Public Works Administration (PWA) project. “In September 1937, the modern one-story, red-brick $120,000 Wyandanch Elementary School opened for classes on Straight Path on 7 and 1/3 acres across the street from the… read more

    Long Island National Cemetery – Farmingdale NY

    Date added: July 31, 2016; Modified: August 7, 2023

    The federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) played a crucial role in the development of Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. NPS.gov: “By June 1939, the cemetery employed 480 men through WPA projects. A final narrative report of the… read more

    Belmont Road Improvements – Babylon NY

    Date added: March 6, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    Works Progress Administration (WPA) laborers worked to improve Belmont Road in Babylon. The project was completed Aug. 1938.

    Sunrise Highway Beautification – Amityville NY

    Date added: March 6, 2014; Modified: August 7, 2023

    Five Suffolk County highway beautification projects, directed by the WPA, put approximately 1,000 men to work for seven months beginning April 1936. The projects included “the Sunrise highway from the Nassau line at Amityville to its terminus at Great River.”